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Umlauts Making You See Spots? The Clarifying Guide to German Vowels with Umlauts

umlaut in german

The letters Ä, Ö and Ü look so similar to A, O and U

Can’t we just pronounce them the same?

I think you know the answer.

Tempting as it might be, you can’t simply ignore those little dots—the …

How to Learn German Grammar: Fast, Simple, Easy-to-remember Study Techniques


There are people who like to stop and smell the roses.

Then there are people who mow down the roses as they race to their destination.

While it’s great to be able to savor life and take things slow, in …

5 Fun Ways to Learn German with Music and Get Your Studies Stuck in Your Head


As the famous German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said: “Without music, life would be a mistake.”

We could not agree more, and this idea has even been confirmed by science (as we shall see in the next section).

Music gets us …

59 Ready-to-use Phrases to Ace Your German Oral Exam


How would you like to sound during your German oral exam?

You probably want speech that’s as smooth as peanut butter and a demeanor that’s cool as a cucumber.

But most of us can barely seem that suave in our …

How Long Does It Take to Learn German? 4 Factors to Speed Up the Process


Ever notice how “instant” stuff is never quite as good?

You won’t catch me putting instant rice on the table.

I’ll take a fresh brewed pot of joe over instant coffee any day.

Things that take time are just better!…

How to Hear Real German Conversations, Anywhere (with English Translations!)


Why go slow when you can go fast?

It’s true on the sidewalk (get out of my way, slow walkers!) and it’s true in language learning.

If you want to learn how to have real, natural German conversations, …

5 German Kids’ Videos Your Family Can Stream Anytime


What’s a lifelong gift you can give a kid that doesn’t cost a penny?

German fluency.

Did you know that German knowledge opens doors in science, technology and academia? Or that it’s the most-spoken language in Europe after English